Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 64: The Deliverance of King Nṛga

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.64.29

namas te sarva-bhāvāya

brahmaṇe 'nanta-śaktaye

kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya

yogānāḿ pataye namaḥ


namaḥ — obeisances; teto You; sarva-bhāvāya — the source of all beings; brahmaṇe — the Supreme Absolute Truth; ananta — unlimited; śaktaye — the possessor of potencies; kṛṣṇāyato Kṛṣṇa; vāsudevāya — the son of Vasudeva; yogānām — of all processes of yoga; patayeto the Lord; namaḥ — obeisances.


I offer my repeated obeisances unto You, Kṛṣṇa, the son of Vasudeva. You are the source of all beings, the Supreme Absolute Truth, the possessor of unlimited potencies, the master of all spiritual disciplines.


Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī comments that King Nṛga here offers his obeisances to Brahman — that is, the Absolute Truth — who is unchanged in spite of performing activities. Since ancient times, Western philosophers have puzzled over the question of how God can be unchanging and yet perform activities. Śrīdhara Svāmī states that this doubt is answered here by the term ananta-śaktaye, which describes the Lord as "the possessor of unlimited potency." Thus through the Lord's infinite potencies He can perform innumerable activities without changing His essential nature.

The King further offers his obeisances to Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the possessor of the form of eternal bliss and the supreme goal of life. The holy name of Kṛṣṇa is analyzed in a verse from the Mahābhārata (Udyoga-parva 71.4), which Śrīla Prabhupāda quotes in his Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 9.30, purport):

kṛṣir bhū-vācakaḥ śabdo

ṇaś ca nirvṛti-vācakaḥ

tayor aikyaḿ paraḿ brahma

kṛṣṇa ity abhidhīyate

"The word kṛṣ is the attractive feature of the Lord's existence, and na means 'spiritual pleasure.' When the verb kṛṣ is added to na, it becomes kṛṣṇa, which indicates the Absolute Truth."

King Nṛga offers the above prayers as he is about to leave the personal association of the Supreme Lord.

<<< >>>

Buy Online Copyright © The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
His Holiness Hrdayananda dasa Goswami
Gopiparanadhana dasa Adhikari
Dravida dasa Brahmacari